Weekend Update for Sunday, November 22, 2020

Here’s a round up of the latest news gathered around the Internet about Canadian comic book creators:

CBC News interviewed Kyle Charles about his recent artistic contribution to Marvel Indigenous Voices #1. When asked about the significance of this book, Kyle said: “It’s an important step from one of the comic industry’s leading brands…I don’t want to sit on the sidelines while someone scores touchdowns using our stories and our culture. If anyone should be benefiting from those, it should be the people who actually grew up in the culture and have distinct voices inside that culture and understand that culture better than anyone on the outside.” 
You can read more at CBC.ca/News
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/marvel-picks-edmonton-comic-book-illustrator-for-indigenous-issue-1.5803143

The Hollywood Reporter wrote about a new project described as “True Detective meets The Ring” featuring artist Tyler Jenkins who’s teaming up with Matt Kindt for Fear Case. With the first issue planned for February 3, Tyler commented on working with Matt. He said: “Once again, working with Matt is exactly as it should be between collaborators. The projects we build are a pure joy to work on.”
You can read more at HollywoodReporter.com
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/horror-comic-fear-case-in-the-works-at-dark-horse

SyFy Wire previewed the upcoming lineup of ComiXology comic books for 2021 including Stone Star Season 2 #1 by Jim Zub and Max Dunbar. When asked about the book, Jim said: “Season 2 definitely includes some key revelations about Stone Star’s past, including the death of Dail’s father and who was responsible. Now that we have our introduction out of the way, we’re having fun expanding the scope of the story, delving into the past while also pushing things forward into the future.”
You can read more at SyFy.com
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/exclusive-comixology-unwraps-fall-comic-lineup-breaklands-stone-star-and-promethee-1313

EW wrote about a new series of one-shot books based on Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer universe. Patton Oswalt will start the series with Black Hammer: Visions #1 followed by other well-known creators including Canadians Chip Zdarsky, Johnnie Christmas, Mariko Tamaki, and Cecil Castellucci. When asked about bringing in other creators to provide their own take on his vision, Jeff said: “As much as I love writing in the world of Black Hammer, it’s nothing compared to the thrill of seeing creators I admire bringing their voices to these characters that Dean and I created.”
You can read more at EW.com
https://ew.com/books/patton-oswalt-writing-black-hammer-comic/

Bleeding Cool reported about DC’s Justice League Endless Winter slated for sale in December. The nine-issue series will feature a wide variety of creators. Among the many, there are some notable Canadian creators including:
– Francis Manapul who’ll provide cover art for Superman: Endless Winter Special #1 and Justice League #58
– Dale Eaglesham who’ll provide cover art for Black Adam: Endless Winter Special #1
You can read more at BleedingCool.com
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/endless-winter-preview-and-checklist-in-this-weeks-dc-comics/

SyFy Wire spoke with Ed Brisson about his new creator-owned project Catch & Release. When asked about the book, Ed said: “The initial kernel of the idea that became Catch & Release came from a news story I’d read a few years ago about a robbery gone wrong, a case where someone had listed a car for sale with the intention of robbing the potential buyer. For some reason, that story stuck with me and I always thought it would make a good starting point to a story. And so, with nothing but time on my hands, I sat down and started building a story out of that one event.”
You can read more at SyFy.com
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/ed-brisson-exclusive-peek-kickstarter-catch-and-release-murder-book

And in case you missed it, here are some of the talented Canadian comic book creators and supporters who kindly gave their time for podcast interviews published this past week:

Ryan Poirier spoke about The Herd plus his thoughts on WhitCAF2020:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/11/16/whitcaf-2020-in-conversation-with-ryan-poirier/

Manfred J. von Vulte offered insight behind the Comic Book Project Canada as well as WhitCAF 2020:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/11/17/whitcaf-2020-in-conversation-with-manfred-j-von-vulte/

CarpOs Collective spoke about their origins plus the benefits of library events such as WhitCAF 2020:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/11/19/whitcaf-2020-in-conversation-with-carpos-collective/

Kathleen Lacy spoke about her experiences at WhitCAF 2020 and more:
https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2020/11/20/whitcaf-2020-in-conversation-with-kathleen-lacy/

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